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Ivory: Creating a Sound-based genre

Newcombe, Andrew (2018) Ivory: Creating a Sound-based genre. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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Many critics understand the film genre as being borrowed from literature and theatre. This understanding assumes that the most significant element of the genre is the narrative, thus ignoring the technical aspects of film, including camera and sound.

The exegesis and supporting short film argue that an understanding of film genre, film sound theory and sound design techniques, when applied to practical filmmaking will lead to a technical based film genre, namely a sound-based genre.

This argument is constructed through the discussion of film genre theory, film sound theory and sound design techniques and the combination of the three acts as evidence for the creation of a film sound genre in the future, proving a technical based genre is indeed possible.

The significance of this research is in its new understanding of film genre and its original application of existing film sound theory and sound design techniques. This thesis forms the bedrock of ‘sound genre’ research, creating a pathway into further exploration of technical based genres.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Arts
Supervisor(s): Stasiuk, Glen
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